The Game Of Thrones family got a bit of bad news when one of their own was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Wilko Johnson, who played Ilyn Payne during the first two seasons of the HBO fantasy drama, recently found out he is suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer.
The 65-year-old's manager Robert Hoy released a statement:
"I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy," the statement explains. "He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.
"Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience. Thank you," the statement continues.
This is some heartbreaking news. Our prayers are with Wilko Johnson and his family.
The third season of Game of Thrones premieres March 31st.